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. president obama will not meet with president putin in moscow. what the white house is telling us about the reasons behind this move. >>> we wanted him to be here for the race. that was unfortunate. >> what team artemis is doing today after a very emotional yacht race on the bay. ♪ [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. ♪ the 2013 volt. charge ahead of the rest in the hov lane. ♪ >>> plenty of low clouds in place. there will be a little bit of sunshine later. temperatures will continue to kind of cool down a little bit. look for 60s, even 70s well inland. >>> welcome back. people living in the south bay, if you have complained that the drinking water smells bad, well you have nothing to worry about. according to the california water service company. cal water blames the supplier of the water, santa clara water district. they say t
. president obama set to meet with his top team today to figure out what the u.s. should do when it comes to the crisis in syria. as two navy destroyers remain in the region in case they're needed. is the u.s. preparing a strike? >>> and no baby, a giant panda is a proud new mom today giving birth to her third cub. the eyes of the world watching their every move. we'll go live to the zoo to see how everyone's doing. today's saturday, august 24th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning, i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. tom, of course, with us because jenna is on maternity leave and is now officially a mom. >> she tweeted out about half an hour ago. said, survived first night home with harper, but just barely. she's got pipes. >> as a parent, jenna, i can tell you the crying will stop after about a week. trust me on that. everything will be fine. >> right? and it's not fair how the babies sleep for the first few days and you think piece of cake
working with her? is it going to be some of the sharp obama people or the old guards. >> this was the biggest challenge for the clintons. it's what makes them great, not good but their loyalty. it also makes them vulnerable. if there's any reflection on that election is the organization that she had in iowa and new hampshire despite the fact they pulled it off. the challenge for them is to allow for that loyalty to remain in tact. but at the same time move to start building a new team that is more progressive in the way that they orange their campaign strategies. >> speaking of organizing campaign, unlike past clinton visits where she stops at the memorial church or as an intimate dinner fundraiser and six other things. >> coffee at the fairmont. >> you were one of the few people that even saw her. >> i happened to be down the block and heard she was there and decided to join. when she found out i was there, in classic clinton fashion, they made sure that i was grabbed, pulled in the back and said hello. but it wasn't the type of organized event that is typical. >> no
's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> president obama speaks out about the terror threat that shut down embassies in the muslim world. >> criminal charges have been filed in the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. >> musty, dirt-like. >> a nasty taste coming from bay area taps. >> the santa clara valley water district says they are battling mother nature now. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> hi, everyone. good morning. it's wednesday, august 7. i'm frank mallicoat. >> good morning. i'm juliette goodrich. michelle is off this morning. it is 6:01. we are following several developing stories as you wake up. oakland police are searching for the suspects who shot and killed a 1-year-old boy and his father. police believe the shooter fired into the house on gormley avenue from the back. we are live at the scene gathering the latest information. >> family and friends of a mi
when we come back. >>> first lady michelle obama opening up about family and life in the white house in a new magazine interview. does she think there will be a female commander in chief in her lifetime. >>> pressure is on. meet sup in the bay area today. as much as 10 degrees warmer. potential maybe for a thunderstorm tonight? tomorrow? talk about that. first looking at the numbers. wow, already 68 at livermore. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> going to be a nice day in the bay area today. er to cast high, about 85 degrees under perfectly sunny skies. ,,,,,,,, 's vineyard >>> first lady michelle obama is wrapping up her family's summer vacation in hair that and vineyard today. she's looking ahead to life after the white house. new details on how she's opening up in a new magazine interview. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama, biking with her family friday on martha's vineyard. opening up to parade magazine about raising 15-year-old malia and 12-year-old sasha. what i tell my kids is i'm preparing you for college and life. figuring out thousand make the ambulance. asked about these comments. >> as
. the pressure on president obama as he takes the podium today. >>> good morning. right now traffic is getting busier all over the bay area including on highway 4 coming up to the willow pass grade. we will tell you where the traffic trouble spots are. >>> and in weather right now a layer of warm air compressing the marine layer. the net result dense fog that could effect your morning commute. we'll highlight the warmest day of the week and the changes you can expect for the holiday weekend. >>> these are live pictures of interfaith memorial service. if i'm not mistaken, this is dr. martin luther king's daughter. his youngest daughter. i'm going to check that. let's listen for just a second. >> as we go forward, we go forward in the spirit and in the strength and in the tradition of our four parents. understanding that without our faith, we will not be successful. and so we are called here today to remember, to reflect, and to commemorate the prophet, the pastor, the spiritual leader, the one who understood that if it were not for his faith, they would not have overcome. and he told them when
in washington say they'd rather cause a government shut down than pay for president obama's health care law. as ktvu's kyla campbell reports from our washington d.c. news room, these lawmakers are preparing for fiscal fights this fall. >> reporter: house republicans signed this letter sent to house speaker, john boehner, they say obama care is the reason workers around the country are seeing their hours get cut. mostly tea party backed conservatives want boehner to avoid a budget plan that would help implement the president's health care law. congress is on recess this month. several republican lawmakers at home are holding town halls to put obama care in the spotlight. >> if the republican party, republican lawmakers go out and make a case to the american people that obama care is hurting them, it's costing jobs, having hours cut back on their work, we can go out and win this fight. >> reporter: a new budget is needed by september 30th and october 1st, the health care exchange is open, so people can start shopping for insurance through obama care. this could become a high stakes political
obama is canceling plans to meet with russian president putin in moscow next month in retribution for russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to national security age leaker edward snowden. the white house says president obama still will attend the group of 20 economic summit in st. peterburg, shalala, -- russia, but has no plan to meet with putin. >> the home the scene of a heinous crime came crashing down in a few seconds. we will show you. >> a look outside from our camera, you can see the embarcadero center and the gray clouds. you cannot see quite >> you can see the embarcadero center. you can see the to which the building. the marine layer moved up to 2,500' so visibility is better. the extra 500' has more moisture. so we have drizzle for the commute. temperatures today from four degrees cooler in san francisco to six degrees in oakland and eight in san jose and napa and redwood city and live more, ten to 11 degrees cooler-than-average. storms are moving away from us and more storms are possible. a last lightning and thunder we will track tomorrow. high fire danger there
is and the change that will come. >>> president obama begins a two-day bus tour focused on making college more affordable. he has two stops in new york university of buffalo and a high school in syracuse. the president will push several proposals aimed at curbing the rising cost of higher education. skyrocketing tuition and cuts in financial aid are making it difficult for middle class students to afford a college education. >>> syrian opposition forces says the government is continuing to attack rebel forces. this follows an attack yesterday that included the use of chemical weapons. at least 100 people died. many of them women and children. the united nations would like its inspectors who are already in syria to investigate the claim. >> the team is in place. we hope they will be given access to the area by the government. >> now the syrian government calls claims it used chemical weapons baseless. that f the use of chemical weapons is used it will cause more pressure on the u.s.. >>> jury deliberations are expected to begin. hasan who was acting as his own attorney is sending only a single
. >>> it's a rare honor bestowed on the bravest service members. today president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. lisa argen is here now with a talk about the end of the month and how it's all shaping up. >> we are looking at a lot of cloud cover in san francisco, north of the bay, as well, the exploratorium. we are starting off much milder but that doesn't necessarily mean we will end up warmer today. i will explain and let you know how the rest of august is shaping up. >> also ahead, growing tensions in syria. how the united states could soon get involved. and emirates new zealand is now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final against team oracle usa. what stopped the kiwis >> knew this morn
killing himself. this morning the obama administration is saying they have little doubt they used chemical weapons on attack and civilian and soldiers at least 100 people are killed the president however not yet decided on how to respond. this just in syria has agreed to allow the un to visit the site. >> tens of thousands of people converged on the national mall in washington, d.c. to mark the 50th anniversary of martin luther king jr. i have a dream speech. sat's event was this part activist who endured fire hoses and police brutality in the fight for equality for african- american. the only surviving speaker from the event, congressman john lewis said king's vision includes everyone. >> it doesn't matter whether we're black or white, latino, asian america or native american. it doesn't matter whether we're straight or gay, we're one people -- >> the actual anniversary is wednesday, that is when president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial along with former president bill clinton and jimmy carter. close tore home, hundreds of people marched in san jose, they walked a
. >> the governor spoke with president obama who committed federal dollars to battling the fire. the governor could be asking the feds for additional help soon. >> this morning engineers are scrabbling to send more water from the hetchy reservoir to the bay area. ashes falling into the reservoir but not affecting the quality. managers are testing the water they time as day. officials say if the quality is affected, there are other local reservoirs to draw from. >> hundreds gathered in berkeley to remember a city owned camp destroyed in the rim fire. people sang songs and shared memories of tuolumne camp that was overrun by flames over the weekend. it has been in operation since 1922. we will have more on the vigil ahead. >> caltran says the problem with defective bolts on the bay bridge have been resolved as they close the bridge tomorrow night. crews showed us shims they placed under the bridge that have been wedged in place to prevent the span from rocking extensively. caltran says they will be removed in december when new saddles are installed to reinforce the bolts. the bridge will be closed to
president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. he's from antioch. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. meteorologist lisa argen here now with a preview of the accuweather forecast. >> well, we have extra clouds and less wind this morning. it allows for a mild start. in fact, the clouds are burning back already. san francisco in the 60s. we will look for a nice, mild afternoon here. the heat, well, it hasn't been too hot inland. we will talk about a little bit of warmth coming your way for the week ahead. that's next. >> thank you, lisa. also next, new developments surrounding last week's alleged chemical attack in syria. what the white house is saying this morning. and emrats new zealand now just a win away from advance to go the america's cup final.
. >> reporter: president obama got serious during an interview on the tonight show with jay leno speaking publicly for the first time about the current terror threat. >> it's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> reporter: the president ordered the closure of almost two dozen u.s. embassies and consulates in the muslim world this past weekend. 19 of them remain shut down until saturday. >> this radical violent extremism is still out there. >> mm-hm. >> and we have to -- you know, we have to stay on top of it. >> reporter: yesterday, the u.s., france and britain evacuated their workers from embassies in yemen because of the threat. >> this is a decision related to a specific immediate threat. >> reporter: the u.s. government continues to target alleged members of al qaeda as it deals with this latest threat. a suspected u.s. drone strike killed four men yesterday. it's the fourth attack in two weeks. >> reporter: a new focus on security overseas surfaced following the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya on september 11th, 2012. ambassador chris stevens and
in tuolomne. on sunday he got a call from president obama offering federal help. >> well i think we have what we need but this is kind of a daily every day we take a look at it and whatever i'm requested i'll certainly not hesitate to call president obama if i think we need more than we have. >>reporter: the cost of the fire has topped 20 million dollars and is still growing. in tuolomne, abc 7 news. >> now what about the smoke and the weather conditions on the fire line? fch sandhya is tracking that tonight with live doppler 7 hd sandhya. >> yes larry. right now i show you the current conditions there. humidity has been increasing which of course is good news and winds decreasing. we watch the fog here in the bay area check out the conditions at the rim fire. skype degrees relative humidity has come up 45 percent. wind out of the north north west to 5 and certainly not as gusty as earlier today. here's satellite picture smoke from the rim fire you cap see it continues to clearly head into nevada and still moving all the way up towards reno into the neighboring states there and continue
a call from president obama offering federal help. >> well i think we have what we need but this is kind of a daily every day we take a look at it and whatever i'm requested i'll certainly not hesitate to call president obama if i think we need more than we have. >>reporter: the cost of the fire has topped 20 million dollars and is still growing. in tuolomne, abc 7 news. >> now what about the smoke and the weather conditions on the fire line? fch sandhya is tracking that tonight with live doppler 7 hd sandhya. >> yes larry. right now i show you the current conditions there. humidity has been increasing which of course is good news and winds decreasing. we watch the fog here in the bay area check out the conditions at the rim fire. skype degrees relative humidity has come up 45 percent. wind out of the north north west to 5 and certainly not as gusty as earlier today. here's satellite picture smoke from the rim fire you cap see it continues to clearly head into nevada and still moving all the way up towards reno into the neighboring states there and continue to see that. of course t
governor brown thanked firefighters in tuolomne. on sunday he got a call from president obama offering federal help. >> well i think we have what we need but this is kind of a daily every day we take a look at it and whatever i'm requested i'll certainly not hesitate to call president obama if i think we need more than we have. >>reporter: the cost of the fire has topped 20 million dollars and is still growing. in tuolomne, abc 7 news. >> now what about the smoke and the weather conditions on the fire line? fch sandhya is tracking that tonight with live doppler 7 hd sandhya. >> yes larry. right now i show you the current conditions there. humidity has been increasing which of course is good news and winds decreasing. we watch the fog here in the bay area check out the conditions at the rim fire. skype degrees relative humidity has come up 45 percent. wind out of the north north west to 5 and certainly not as gusty as earlier today. here's satellite picture smoke from the rim fire you cap see it continues to clearly head into nevada and still moving all the way up towards reno into
toll coming in from egypt and president obama may make a statement in just a couple of minutes on the violent government crackdown in egypt. >>> good morning. traffic is going to be busy in some areas, especially contra costa county. but here on the golden gate, it looks good south. >>> much bigger fog bank. inland temperatures will still be warm. everything is pointing towards a pretty big cooldown for the weekend. more on that. the rooms that had a tv outlet. yeah if we wanted to watch tv someplace else, we'd have to go to my aunt sally's. have you ever sat on a plastic covered couch? [ kids cheering ] you're missing a good game over here. those kids wouldn't have lasted one day in our shoes. [ male announcer ] switch and add a wireless receiver. get u-verse tv for $19 a month for 2 years with qualifying bundles rethink possible. >>> stocks are falling today on continued uncertainty over when and how quick lit federal reserve will begin to wind down its program that stimulates the world's largest economy. also walmart and cisco warn of weak sales and interest rates are rising
developing stories as you wake up. the obama administration will make its case for a military strike against syria today. the white house is expected to release its intelligence report on the alleged chemical attack in syria. >> and the "rim" fire is now the fifth largest fire in california's history. crews have it 32% contained and it's growing at a much lower rate. >> crews are working around the clock to get the new bay bridge ready for traffic in just four days. caltrans says they are on schedule and are preparing new transition routes at both ends of the span and they are removing the old cantilever section of the bridge using new computer models to help do that safely. our team coverage continues with roberta gonzales on the road in mobile5 and anne makovec checking bart in oakland. but first, let's go to liz who is watching all the roads this morning. >> the san mateo bridge is our problem spot. it's because of a series of accidents. we have two fender-benders now, one involving up to 5 cars, westbound 92 at clawiter road before you reach the san mateo bridge toll plaza. on the span i
appear closer to taking military action against syria. president obama talked with british prime minister david cameron on the phone about their options. both leaders expressed grave concern about the use of nerve gas last wednesday by the syrian government. in an attempt to gain international support the regime is accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons on soldiers. the government released video of what it calls is a rebel hideout loaded with explosives, gas masks and plastic jugs used to build bombs. chuck hagel discussed the crisis. he refused to discuss what military action president obama might take. but he did outline the factors that could determine the type of response. >> the facts, what our intelligence assessment produces, law, legal issues, international support. >> hagel will spend eight days in asia with stops in indonesia and the philippines. a new reuters poll shows almost 60% of americans do not want to get involved in syrias war. of those that do, 12% support air strikes. 1 1% supported enforcing a no fly zone. , 9% support funding a multinational innovation and 4%
laundererring and -- laundering and he faces life in prison ifth canned. >>> happening now, president obama is leaving the white house for a trip to arizona. that's where he will lay out his plans this afternoon to overhaul the housing and mortgage industries. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom. senators already laid out their plans to do the same thing. kyla? >> reporter: dave, the president's proposals are largely in line with the senate's bipartisan housing and mortgage reform plan already in the works. that includes phasing out fannie mae and freddie mac. they received nearly $200 billion in a tax payer funded bailout back in 2008. president obama will also push for immigration reform to increase home values. the white house says immigrants accounted for almost 40% of new homeowners nationwide between 2000 and 2010. in that same time period, in california, immigrants accounted for more than 80% of the growth in homeowners. how the administration plans to help homeowners better understand when i see you next. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news
on kron 4 news weekend. first lady michelle obama opens up about everything from raising two teenage daughters. to her impending 50th birthday. live look outside. walnut creek female narrator: it's posturepedic versus beautyrest it's posturepedic versus beautyrest with up to $400 off. serta icomfort and tempur-pedic go head-to-head with three years' interest-free financing. mattress price wars are on now at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ in national news-- first lady michelle obama's opening up about her private life. a significant birthday. and even why she tried, then abandoned her bangs. athena jones has details of interview. out this weekend. first lady michelle obama, biking with her family today on martha's vineyard. and opening up to parade magazine about raising 15- year-old malia and 12-year- old sasha "what i tell my kids is, i'm preparing you for college and for life. so, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, that balance." asked about these comments to cnn affiliate wcax. >>as a busy single mother - or i shouldn't say sin
:16. america's college students are about to get a break on loans. president obama is expected to sign a new bill calling for the student loan rate to drop to 3.9% for undergraduates. rates would then be tied to the financial markets rising as the economy improves. the bipartisan measure has limits on how high the rates can go. >>> starting this fall, online classes will be offered by all 23 campuses in the california state university system. san jose state university and several other csu schools already offer online courses. the online classes will be available to all csu students regardless of where they attend. this will make more options available as many campuses deal with high enrollments. >>> well, there's so much to see at the oakland zoo and summertime usually means big crowds there, too. >> but one group of kids is getting vip access. they are learning about the animals' habitat, feeding schedules, and even social skills. it's all part of the oakland zoocamp. >> female warthogs and young live in small groups. >>> reporter: this group is taking in all the sights -- >> i like the s
and how the mayor says she will tackle the violence. >> during his california visit, how president obama addressed the new threats from al qaeda. >> probably the best experience you will have on an android phone. >> the new high-tech features never seen before in a smartphone. ,, ♪ [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be great if all devices had backup power? the chevrolet volt does. it's ingeniously designed to seamlessly switch from electricity to gas to extend your driving range. no wonder volt is america's best-selling plug-in. that's american ingenuity to find new roads. ♪ the 2013 volt. charge ahead of the rest in the hov lane. ♪ but tonight - their family planning yet another funera >>> our other little cousin just got shot on ney street and so we was all -- they all was gonna stay out here until after his funeral was over. >> tonight the family planning another funeral this time for a 1-year-old boy caught in the crossfire. people living in one of oakland's toughest areas say they have had enough of the gun violence. drew jackson is the second child killed in oakland this month.
to raise awareness about recent changes in health care, often referred to as obama care. the event runs from ten this morning until two at the ymca. >>> delta is issuing a warning about the impact obama care will have on its company. they claim that the law will contribute to $100 million increase in health care cost. the biggest parts will go into effect at the beginning of 2014. one of the more costly items in the fee of $63 a participant. >> the teens accused of killing a australian student won't face hate crime charges. there is no evidence to support race was the motive in the murder. three teens have been charged in the death. authorities say they shot the 23-year-old while he was out jogging. police say one of the teens told officers they decided to kill someone because they were bored. there is speculation that the killing may have been part of a gang ritual. >>> residents in spokane washington are coming together after a world war ii veteran was beaten to death by two teens. last night a few thousand gathered to pay respects to the 88-year-old delbert belton. he was robbed and
, then there need to be international consequences. >> president obama says he has not yet decided whether or not to attack syria. this morning, u.n. chemical weapons experts were out collecting samples from that alleged chemical attack. >>> major nidal hasan will die for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in the fort hood shooting in texas. a military jury sentenced the army psychiatrist responsible for the 2009 mass shooting. it was the worst mass murder at a military installation in the u.s. history. one of the victims who survived said the worst of his injuries is ptsd. >> my loved ones have to be cognizant how they approach me. i'm always looking for the threat because i was caught by surprise so that will never happen to me again. >> hasan didn't dispute the charges saying the attack was motivated by muslims insurgents in iraq and afghanistan. >>> 3, 2, 1! >> so what's more fun than launching marshmallows? not much. where kids are learning to make these gadgets take off in this week's "cool school." >> businesses adjusting their schedule during the bay bridge closure. the opti
. create a video and share it on twitter using the hash tag ask obama housing. can you submit a question on the facebook page or you can tweet a question to at zillow using the hash tag ask obama housing. >> we were both talking about some of that mist and the wet roads. you have to be careful. >> you do. >> and it is not so much foggy but drizzle. the roads will be wet. take that into account for the stopping distances. 880 and it looks like they picked it up and traffic is busier but not all that bad. we have reports that it was slow there for a bit but now things are much better. this is a look at toll plaza westbound. it is light here coming into san francisco. no problems on the upper deck of the bridge. we have word of a tree down that's blocking the off ramp and tracks. that could affect the streetcar lines heading to the mission district. low clouds, cool midlevel clouds and shaded with this area of low pressure should be there another day and it is noticeably cooler. the big story will be the low overcast and making it pretty car inland even clouds wrapping around northern calif
it on twitter or facebook using the hash tag ask obama housing. and submit a question on zillo's facebook page or tweet a question to at zillo ask obama hash tag. >>> from the president -- former president will leave a dallas hospital today, day after a successful heart operation. and the doctors discovered a blockage during the former president's physical. and he agreed to the recommendations that a stent be inserted to take care of the heart problem. the doctors say the former president is in great spirits and resume his regular schedule tomorrow. >>> and the latest controversy involving anthony weiner. the new york politician was recorded in an exchange with george mcdonald after a debate among the candidates. mcdonald accused him of starting the confrontation by patting him on the chest. san francisco's studio of modern art may be closed but the store is open for business. a grand opening will be for the temporary location at 5 in san francisco. shop exercise visit the second location at sfo. it is scheduled to open in 2016 after three years of renovations. >>> time turning 6:17. let's go
january 1st. >>> 7:15. another setback for president obama's healthcare law this morning. the administration has delayed a mandate that protects consumers by limiting how much they have to spend on their own healthcare. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, republicans who are fighting the law are happy about this. kyla? >> reporter: dave, many republicans will use this as a discreditty law. the cap was going to be 6300 for an individual and just under 13,000 for a family. but the new york times reports the obama administration is delaying the mandate for a year until january of 2015. that means some insurers can set higher limits at all or no limits at all. the new york times says this delay has been outlined on a government website since february. but it went unnoticed by the legal language. health plan sponsors need to upgrade computer systems. congress might be on resers this month. but -- on recess this month. but senator rubio encouraged followers on twitter this morning to sign a petition to "defund this disaster." this is the second obama ca
and morsi supporters have killed at least 500 people. president obama addressed the volatile situation earlier this morning. >> the cycle of violence and escalation needs to stop. we call on the egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and condemn the attacks that we've seen by protestors including on churches. >> president obama scrapped a joint u.s. egyptian military exercise scheduled for next month. >>> a subtle stand against anti- gay laws in russia. the message behind those rainbow nails from an international track and field star coming up. >> i was just shocked to see how many underaged girls were being sold. >> a terrible realization has ignited a real rescue mission but theses bay women never blinked. what they are doing to get women and children off the streets. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the kpix 5 weather center. a lot of sunshine showing up now. this is going to be as good as it gets to the remainder of the week. we'll talk about that coming up. at farmers we make you smarte
: president obama says snowden is not a patriot and cannot be characterized as a whistle-blower. during his first press conference in months this past friday, president obama said snowden had other avenues if he had concerns and leaking nsa information has put the u.s. at risk. president obama said if snowden believes what he did was right, he should return to the u.s. and make his case in court. snowden's father says the opinions of politicians don't matter to him. >> he's sacrificed than the president of the united states and peter king have evers. so how they cluz to characterize him -- choose to characterize him doesn't concern me. >> reporter: what republicans on capitol hill have to say about that when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. the sentencing of convicted spy bradley manning begins today. later today, the army private's defense team is expected to call the first of more than a dozen witnesses. manning is expected to make a statement between now and wednesday? he faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information while working as a
't know if he'll be taking them. and president barack obama has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon. live in washington, kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. former nsa contractor edward snowden may be living in a luxury townhouse in a gated community outside moscow. according to a russian newspaper, snowden could be staying in this high security development. it's surrounded by thick walls and bashed wire. reportedly the development has a golf course and a yacht club. the russian government has not said publicly where snowden is living after granting him asylum for one year. >>> and former secretary of state condoleezza rice says she supports president obama's decision to cancel a meeting with russian president sad mere put -- vladimir putin last month after what she called russia's slap in the face to u.s. when they gave asylum to snowden. rice is an expert on russia and is a political science professor at stanford university. >>> a man accused of a deadly shooting rampage is a former member of an all male dance team for the dallas mavericks. he is accuse
out whether it was really poisonous gas. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options. >> reporter: from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> good morning. monday has arrived. it's august 26. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. we're following several developing stories as you wake up this morning. the bay bridge closes in just two days to put the finishing touches on the new eastern span before it opens to the public. the five-day closure begins wednesday night so other bay area bridges and roads will get crowded. >>> today u.n. everyone inspectors will begin -- united nations inspectors will begin an investigation of chemical weapons outside damascus. independent analysts say more than 300 people died last week from toxic gas. rebel forces blame government troops a claim the governor denies. >>> the wildfire near yosemite national park is burning out of control. flames are jumping from treetop to treetop. "rim" fire
today. >>> reporter: the obama administration is expected to go public today with its rationale for a potential strike on syria. james clapper the director of national intelligence is working to declassify a document which reportedly says the syrian government launched a chemical weapons attack against its own people. >> the president is going to have to make his case to the congress and to the american people. i think before he takes any action. >> reporter: the white house spelled out its case to representative buck mckeown and other congressional leaders on a conference call last night but many aren't convinced. >> members of congress were not happy with what they heard. they weren't happy with the amount of answers they got from the obama administration on what the specifics of some sort of intervention in syria could look like. >> reporter: a lack of specifics killed the bill before the british parliament authorizing military force against damascus. >> evidence should precede decision not decision precede evidence. >> reporter: the white house will move forward white house
. white house officials say president obama is willing to act on his own but he faces some challenges when it comes to getting input from congress. and john kerry will talk to reporters today. i'm working on all of that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> new leaked documents from edward snowden reveal details of the cia's black budget. the washington post published details of the cia's budget it says came from snowden. the black budget is the secret portion of the federal budget that contains funding on intelligence funding and gathering. the budget also shows how the cia has been transformed into a pair of military force with control for an increasingly large fleet of drones. the top u.s. official says he will release figures every year on how many court orders are issued and how many people are targeted because of them. the director says this is part of president obama 'call for more transparency to convince americans they are not being spied on. it follows evolutions after the leaks by edward snowden. >>> a new study shows a majority of scientists are getting less
, because of the latest security threat from al-qaeda. the obama administration has reportedly ordered a series of drug strikes in yemen to disrupt a terrorist plot to attack the american embassy in other western targets. president obama appeared on the tonight show and says despite the terror alert americans should not cancel overseas travel plans. >> if people are paying attention, checking with the state department or embassy, find out what kind of precautions you should take, it still makes sense to take vacation. >> officials believe that man behind the plot is the leader of al-qaeda in yemen and he is known for designing underwear bombs and surgically implemented explosives. >> the san jose police department is struggling with low staffing and lower morale. last night the bay area largest city joined city across america to take a stand against crime. the police officers association says that the department is in a state of crisis especially after a weekend shooting that took the life of a 19-year-old nursing student from san jose state. detectives say saturday was the first time
has a bridge survival guide. get it all by going to kpix.com/bridge. >>> this morning, the obama administration says they have little doubt syria used chemical weapons on an attack on civilians and soldiers. at least 100 people were killed. president has not yet decided how to respond. syria has agreed to allow the u.n. to visit the site of last week's alleged chemical attacks. >>> and a bay area man will receive the medal of honor. he is being rewarded for his courage while serving in a calvary regiment in october of 2009 in afghanistan. sergeant carter will be the fifth living service member to receive the radar. >>> it is 8:05. coming up, the fight to keep san francisco city college open. >>> and the city attorney joins us and he's going to break down san francisco's bold step to stand up to the folks trying to shut down the school. >>> and san rafael police are adding two new k-9's to the force. >>> and we're gonna fire up the high-def doppler. and the prospects for a fairly sunny sunday, after all this. forecast in a minute. if you're like me, you've been working you've been
anniversary of the march on washington. the trio join president obama and former presidents bill clinton and majority at the tribute at the lincoln memorial. the "let freedom ring" remembers dr. martin luther king jr. "i have a dream" speech and musicians are scheduled to perform, as well. >> attorneys for george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover some of the $300,000 in george zimmerman legal expenses. he told a newspaper yesterday that the law requires the state to pay legal costs because george zimmermans with acquitted. after a five-week trial he was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin. >> happening today on the peninsula the palo alto parks and recreation commission will consider an ordinance to make it illegal to feed wildlife and ferrell animals. our media partner reports places like the duck pond and palo alto nature preserve are off limits. officials say feeding wild live does more harm than good causing health problems, overcrowding, and impacting water quality. asan francisco public library is cracking down on bathroom con
no evidence of any lewd behavior with any student. >>> it's now 4:39. the white house says president obama would like to get international support for a military strike on syria but that ultimately he will make a decision based on america's best interest. the british parliament voted against a proposal for military prevention. but the president of france says he still in favor of a strike to punish the syrian government for the quote chemical massacre. some foreign policy experts say if the u.s. acts without international support, it could benefit syrian president is al- assad. >> otherwise he hands a side of propaganda victory. very few countries support the united states with military strikes. >> united nations chemical weapons inspectors in syria are expected to wrap up their investigation today. they have been interviewing people and collecting samples at the site of the reported chemical attack. we're hearing this morning the team returned to their hotel shortly after heading out. but we do not know why. earlier this week one of the u.n. cars was shot at by a sniper. >>> the irs annou
obama is weighing the responses to a chemical weapons attack he said syria carried out last week. he's speaking with his national security team while execution americans a strike against bashar al assad's government with be limited. >> we are not considering any open-ended commitment. we aren't considering any boots on the ground approach. >> military experts say the u.s. is measuring a measured response in the form of air strikes on syria's capital. >> they will go after the unit that conducted the attack on the civiliance 678 they know where they are and they will punish them with strikes butch they will also do something visually compelling. they will level probably a military of defense building. >> but it may be a tough sell to the u.s. public. 50% of the americans oppose taking military action in syria. the u.s. would be acting without the help of one of its strong he will allies. britain's parliament has voted against taking action in syria. one man has been briefedly u.s. intelligent officials. he said he has scene conclusive evidence of a chemical attack by the syrian govern
news reporter has the latest. >> from the white house, president obama is weighing the option notice response to a chemical weapons attack he said syria's government carried out last week. the president is speaking with his national security team while assuring americans that a strike against bashar al assad's government would not result in a long-term conflict. >> we are looking at the possibility of a narrow, limited act. we aren't considering any open-ended commitment. we aren't considering any boots-on-the-ground approach. >> he said the u.s. is eyeing a measured response in the form of air strikes on syria's capital. >> they will go after the unit that conducted the attack on the civilians. they know where they are and they will punish them with strikes, but they will also do something visually compelling. they will level probably a military of defense building. >> but it may be a tough sell to the u.s. public. one new poll reveals 50% of the americans oppose taking military action in syria. the u.s. would be acting without the help. one of its strongest allies. britain's parli
review. president obama has a range of options including suspending aid. more than 900 civilians and dozens of security force members have been killed over the past week. the white house says there are consequences. the u.s. already delayed the delivery of f-16 fighter sets to egypt and the president canceled next month's joint military exercises with egypt. some analysts say pulling aid could hurt u.s. tax payers. i will have that for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. former pakistan president and army chief perves musharraf has been indicted on murder charges. the charges are in connection with the assassination of former pakistan prime minister benazir bhutto six years ago. it's the first time a former army chief has been charged with a crime. he took power in 1999 during a coup. he stepped down almost a decade later in disgrace. he's entered a not guilty plea to the charges. >>> 7:16. cindy chavez will be officially sworn in tonight as the new santa clara county supervisor. chavez was elected in a special lex on july 30th -- election on july 30th to r
are encouraging president obama to stop giving aid to the military. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the u.s. gives egypt $1.5 billion a year. kyla? >> reporter: and $1.3 billion of that goes to the egyptian military. john mccain and lindsey graham are leading the charge to cut off the military. they are using deadly force on protest, many unarmed. the u.s. helps egypt because it's one of two countries that made peace with israel. if washington pulls the aid it could affect prospects in the middle east. on friday, president obama called on joint military exercises with egypt scheduled for next month. but some republicans want to take it further and cut off aid. >> when we threaten something as we did that we could cut off aid, as the administration did, and not do it, then you lose your credibility and your influence. >> reporter: defense secretary chuck hagel is scheduled to speak in 30 minutes. we don't know if he will take questions from reporters about egypt. i will be watching his reports live and have developments for you at 8:15. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2
. >> an ohio hospital is appealing for guardianship of 18 year-old obamas gira 10 y. otherwise, the hospital says the group will die. 10 year- old sarah hershberger and her parents have decided to stop her chemotherapy. she was diagnosed leukemia and t-cell lymphoma deal back in april. her parents initially consented to chemo, but after just six weeks that ordered the doctors to stop. her doctors say that the hospitals at the committee pleaded with them to resume the treatment. >> her family is advocating for what they think is her best interests. however, it is our obligation to do what ethically and legally right by the child. >> according to court records her parents " believed the chemotherapy was killing her. " the court also receive a note from sarah stating " please allow my parents take care of me. i feel like running and playing and working again. " on july 31st, an ohio judge denied the hospital's application for guardianship. the hospital is now appealing that decision. >> to uc-davis neurologist who infected brain cancer patients with bowel and bacteria in an unsuccessful effort
obama. they will attempt to break off the political standoff between supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi and supporters of the new the government. since morsi was forced from power last month, hundreds of people have died in clashes between the two groups. >>> a sentencing hearing for bradley manning will continue this week. he was convicted of releasing classified information to wikileaks. a state department official is due to testify today about how manning's leaks strained relationships between the u.s. and its allies. manning has been convicted of giving wikileaks 250,000 cables and other documents about the wars in afghanistan and iraq. he could get up to 136 years in prison. >>> and the dangers to democracy are too great. >> protesters rallied against nancy pelosi and her support of the nsa over the weekend, including a man who helped expose american policy in the vietnam war. military analyst daniel elsberg said he strongly identifies with bradie manning. >>> 7:19. parts of the bay area socked in by fog this morning. will it stick around or burn off? up next, steve p
as the official death toll rose to 638 with thousands more injured. president barack obama today strongly condemned the crack down by egypt government. >> new at 10:00, we are live in santa clara where people attending a kapbd lit vigil tonight say they knew some of those who were killed, marines. >> just about half an hour ago, the last few minutes we saw the final attendees leave. 150 people gathered at the intersection across from this road and they read tweets from people in egypt. we learned of two dozen people from egypt with one grieving family member speaking to us and sharing his story tonight. >> these are people like us who's lives were cut short, suddenly. >> reporter: dozens of people with their own ties of egypt held candles and wore white in a way to honor those killed. >> that is my brother-in-law. >> reporter: he says his brother-in-law, 37-year-old man is among the hundreds killed in cairo yesterday. >> we were told he was shot yesterday by someone within the field hospital. we could not get ahold of him this morning when his id went on tv and people started saying thi
seasons hotel. president obama has asked egypt to lift the state of emergency declared earlier this week. >> we know the new eastern span of the bay bridge will open over labor day weekend. but what happens to the old one? wayne freedman has more on the tear-down. >> they say we are a disposing society, easy come, easy go, newbie gets old but when it comes to bridges we are still sentimental, apparently. >> i knew it was going away and we are thinking we are going to miss the old bridge. it's roughly a week and a half until the eastern span of the bay bridge becomes obsolete and abandoned, at least by cars. if you assume demolition would be easy, here comes andrew gordon to ward us off. >> it will be very complicated. >> millions of parts to join. a structure 8 1/4 miles long. >> it cost $77 million to bridge. that was in the seven inflationary decades later the eastern span alone will cost almost $300 million to bring down. the deconstruction, if you want to call it that, will take place in three different sections simultaneously by three different contractors working from the top right
. >> reporter: the obama administration wants to write a new chapter on college costs proposing ideas like, more federal aid for colleges that keep costs down and capping student loan payments at 10% of income so students don't earn a second-degree in personal debt. >> i avoid loans as much as i can, but i do have to -- you have to get loans. it's almost impossible. >> reporter: until then, parents will pinch pennies and students will study hard hoping when they graduate, they don't move straight into the poorhouse. >> i'm just excited that she gets to do this. it's something that i wanted to do for myself but i get to experience that with her together. >> reporter: now, it costs about $3,000 a semester here, nothing to sneeze at. because prop 30 passed tuition is lower this year than last year. one more number to wrap your head around. these freshmen are part of the clash of 2017. reporting live in san francisco, i'm brian webb, kpix 5. >> the bay area is home to two of the top three universities in the world. that's according to new rankings by a university in china. stanford came in second on
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